(RENO GAZETTE-JOURNAL) — It's been a year since the Reno Gazette-Journal reported a California couple's goal to build the "largest, longest-lasting Christian monument in the world" — a 3,000-foot-long cross mausoleum just west of Lovelock.
Mike and Laurie Nowland, both Catholics of Simi Valley, Calif., presented the plan to Pershing County officials, began exploratory efforts with Q&D Construction off Interstate-80 near Toulon Road and made national headlines.
So what's the progress of the "Great Cross Alliance" today?
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"We were not successful funding through direct sales. We couldn't get enough money to get started," said Nowland, 56, who says he envisioned the concept through a dream about five years ago.